Believe In Masonry, Speak As A Mason, Just Don't Go To The Lodge*
Thomas A. Droleskey
There are times when the conciliar officials in the Occupy Vatican Movement take what appear to be "firm" disciplinary measures against various presbyters. These measures are taken mostly for public consumption to give the appearance that "discipline" has meted out to "dissenters" and other ne'er-do-wells. In truth, however, most of those who get "disciplined" never change, continuing to speak and write as they had beforehand. Most have remained in perfectly "good standing." Some have died in perfectly "good standing" despite having demonstrated themselves to be without even a semblance of the Catholic Faith, and this is to say nothing of the legions of pro-abortion, pro-perversity Catholics in public life who have lived and died in perfectly good standing within the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism (see Whirlwinds Of Spiritual Destruction for the most recent article on this matter).
Yes, it is very, very difficult for apostates to reprimand apostates. The conciliar officials are, of course, the biggest apostates on the face of this earth, which is why it is always laughable when they attempt to "discipline" Catholics who violate some aspect or another of conciliar rules.
Remember, Father Edward Schillebeeckx, O.P., remained in perfectly "good standing" right up to the time of his death at the age of ninety-five on December 23, 2009, despite having put many articles of the Catholic Faith in question throughout his sordid career of theological destruction. The conciliar Congregation for the Deconstruction (Destruction, Deformation--take your pick) of the Faith questioned him several times in the 1970s and 1980s under both Franz "Cardinal" Seper and then Joseph "Cardinal" Ratzinger, both of whom issued letters requesting "clarifications" of his teaching without a formal censure.
It should also be called to mind that Father Hans Kung remains in good standing as a Catholic priest in the counterfeit church of conciliarism despite the slap on the wrist he received from "Cardinal" Seper on December 15, 1979 (see Declaration
regarding certain aspects of the theological doctrine of Professor Hans Küng) and he is overjoyed with the beginnings of Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis's "Petrine Ministry." (For a review of Kung's defections from the Faith and how he continued to teach at the University of Tubingen in a different capacity than a Catholic theologian, see Apostates Reprimanding Apostates).
There is also the case of the notorious Father Charles Curran, a priest of the Diocese of Rochester, New York, remains in perfectly good standing in the counterfeit church of conciliarism despite the slap on the wrist that he received from Joseph "Cardinal" Ratzinger on July 25, 1986 (see Letter
regarding the suspension of Father Carlo Curran from the teaching of Theology). Curran's ordinary at the time, none other than Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, did nothing to
discipline Father Charles Curran when he, supported by Planned
Parenthood and related organizations, helped to organize Catholic
priests and religious sisters and scholars in opposition to Giovanni
Montini/Paul VI's Humanae Vitae, July 25, 1968, which gave the
illusion both to "opponents" and "supporters" of "maintaining" the "old"
teaching when it was actually a revolutionary overthrowing of the ends
of marriage that led an anti-family "population control" group's leader
to coin the term "natural family planning" that has nothing at all to do
with the teaching found in Pope Pius XII's Address to Italian Midwives on the Nature of Their Profession, October 29, 1951 (see Forty-Three Years After Humanae Vitae, Always Trying To Find A Way and Planting Seeds of Revolutionary Change).
Although this recitation could go on for quite some time without even making any reference at all, well, at least not yet, to the conciliar "popes" and their "bishops," suffice it to say that Father Manel Pousa remains in perfectly good standing in the Archdiocese of Barcelona despite having paid for at least one child of an unmarried woman to be surgically executed at an abortuary (see What's Good For Manel Pousa is Good for Benedict XVI and Si, Si, Manel Pousa, No, No, Raul Vera Lopez).
These inconvenient facts never seem to bother those eager to find "elements of true Catholicism" in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Some of these truly desperate souls (and I was one of their number for over thirty years) believe that Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis is "cracking down" now that the news has emerged that a French presbyter, Pascal Vesin, had been "stripped of his functions," which is not quite the same thing as saying that he has been excommunicated from the Occupy Vatican Movement. Here is a news story, replete with misinformation about Judeo-Masonry, with some of the details:
A Catholic priest at the posh French ski station of Megeve has been stripped of his functions at the request of the Vatican for being a member of a Masonic lodge, his parish said Friday.
Father Pascal Vesin of the Sainte-Anne d'Arly-Montjoie parish was ordered by the bishop of Annecy, Yves Boivineau, to halt his functions due to his "active membership" of the Grand Orient de France, a large Masonic organisation.
A statement from the parish said the move had been "made at Rome's request."
It said the bishop had asked Vesin earlier to forsake Freemasonry, which he had refused to do.
In March, the Holy See's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith asked for priest's departure. Three members of the diocese of Annecy then met him but Vesin said he would not quit his membership of the Lodge.
Freemasonry of all types – regular or irregular, legitimate or "diverted" – has been condemned by many popes.
Freemasonry is a fraternal organisation that arose from the loose grouping of medieval masons, or stone workers, in the building industry. Early organisational forms included lodges and craft guilds.
Critics have likened it to a secret society as certain aspects are kept private. (Freemason French presbyter "defrocked".)
Conciliar officials suffer from a bad case of theological schizophrenia when it comes to controversies such as this one. Give me a moment or two to explain.
Although the 1983 conciliar code of canon law does not specifically mention any penalties for membership in Masonic lodges, the Congregation for the Deformation, Deconstruction and Destruction of the Catholic Faith, then headed by Joseph "Cardinal" Ratzinger, twice tried to "clarify" the counterfeit church of conciliarism's position on Catholics and Freemasonry.
The first such effort was made in 1983 shortly after the formal publication of the hideous conciliar code of canon law:
has been asked whether there has been any change in the Church’s decision in
regard to Masonic associations since the new Code of Canon Law does not
mention them expressly, unlike the previous Code.
Sacred Congregation is in a position to reply that this circumstance in due to
an editorial criterion which was followed also in the case of other
associations likewise unmentioned inasmuch as they are contained in wider
the Church’s negative judgment in regard to Masonic association remains
unchanged since their principles have always been considered irreconcilable
with the doctrine of the Church and therefore membership in them remains
forbidden. The faithful who enrol in Masonic associations are in a state of
grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion.
is not within the competence of local ecclesiastical authorities to give a
judgment on the nature of Masonic associations which would imply a derogation
from what has been decided above, and this in line with the Declaration of
this Sacred Congregation issued on 17 February 1981 (cf. AAS 73 1981 pp. 240-241; English language edition of L’Osservatore
Romano, 9 March 1981).
an audience granted to the undersigned Cardinal Prefect, the Supreme Pontiff
John Paul II approved and ordered the publication of this Declaration which
had been decided in an ordinary meeting of this Sacred Congregation.
from the Office of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 26
November 1983. (Declaration
on Masonic Associations.)
In other words, the conciliar code of canon law's failure to make any reference to Masonic membership does not imply approval of such membership. Well, then, why wasn't it mentioned? Just an oversight?
As nothing remains "settled" in the unsettled, unstable world of conciliarism for terribly long, "Cardinal" Ratzinger issued another statement on March 11, 1985, to describe why Freemasonry was considered to be incompatible with the "Christian Faith." Here is just an excerpt or two:
In any case, for a Catholic Christian, it is not possible to live
his relation with God in a twofold mode, that is, dividing it into a
supraconfessional humanitarian form and an interior Christian form. He cannot
cultivate relations of two types with God, nor express his relation with the
Creator through symbolic forms of two types. That would be something completely
different from that collaboration, which to him is obvious, with all those who
are committed to doing good, even if beginning from different principles. On the
one hand, a Catholic Christian cannot at the same time share in the full
communion of Christian brotherhood and, on the other, look upon his Christian
brother, from the Masonic perspective, as an «outsider».
Even when, as stated earlier, there were no explicit obligation to
profess relativism as doctrine, nevertheless the relativizing force of such a
brotherhood, by its very intrinsic logic, has the capacity to transform the
structure of the act of faith in such a radical way as to become unacceptable to
a Christian, "to whom his faith is dear"(Leo XIII).
Moreover, this distortion of the fundamental structure of the act of
faith is carried out for the most part in a gentle way and without being
noticed: firm adherence to the truth of God, revealed in the Church, becomes
simple membership, in an institution, considered as a particular expressive form
alongside other expressive forms, more or less just as possible and valid, of
man’s turning toward the eternal.
The temptation to go in this direction is much stronger today,
inasmuch as it corresponds fully to certain convictions prevalent in
contemporary mentality. The opinion that truth cannot be known is a typical
characteristic of our era and, at the same time, an essential element in its
Precisely by considering all these elements, the Declaration of the
Sacred Congregation affirms that membership in Masonic associations 'remains
forbidden by the Church", and the faithful who enrolls in them «are in a state
of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion. (Irreconcilability between Christian Faith and Freemasonry - Reflections a Year
After Declaration of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.)
Yes, this was published under the name of a man who believes then and yet to this day in the Modernist principle of dogmatic evolution and who spoke as "Pope" Benedict XVI in purely Judeo-Masonic naturalism terms time and time again as he exalted the very principles of "separation of Church and State" and "religious liberty" that are at the heart of the Masonic world view.
Here is just one examples of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's commitment to the Judeo-Masonic principle of separation of Church and State that came when he visited Portugal three years ago now, thereby directly contradicting Pope Saint Pius X's firm condemnation, stated in Iamdudum, May 24, 1911:
From a wise vision of life and of the world, the just ordering of
society follows. Situated within history, the Church is open to
cooperating with anyone who does not marginalize or reduce to the
private sphere the essential consideration of the human meaning of life.
The point at issue is not an ethical confrontation between a secular
and a religious system, so much as a question about the meaning that we
give to our freedom. What matters is the value attributed to the
problem of meaning and its implication in public life. By separating
Church and State, the Republican revolution which took place 100 years
ago in Portugal, opened up a new area of freedom for the Church, to
which the two concordats of 1940 and 2004 would give shape, in cultural
settings and ecclesial perspectives profoundly marked by rapid change. For the most part, the sufferings caused by these transformations have been faced with courage. Living
amid a plurality of value systems and ethical outlooks requires a
journey to the core of one’s being and to the nucleus of Christianity so
as to reinforce the quality of one’s witness to the point of sanctity,
and to find mission paths that lead even to the radical choice of
martyrdom. (Official Reception at Lisbon Portela International Airport, Tuesday, May 11, 2010.)
3. At the outset, the absurd and monstrous
character of the decree of which We speak is plain from the fact that it
proclaims and enacts that the Republic shall have no religion, as if
men individually and any association or nation did not depend upon Him
who is the Maker and Preserver of all things; and then from the fact
that it liberates Portugal from the observance of the Catholic religion,
that religion, We say, which has ever been that nation's greatest
safeguard and glory, and has been professed almost unanimously by its
people. So let us take it that it has been their pleasure to sever that
close alliance between Church and State, confirmed though it was by the
solemn faith of treaties. Once this divorce was effected, it
would at least have been logical to pay no further attention to the
Church, and to leave her the enjoyment of the common liberty and rights
which belong to every citizen and every respectable community of
peoples. Quite otherwise, however, have things fallen out. This
decree bears indeed the name of Separation, but it enacts in reality the
reduction of the Church to utter want by the spoliation of her
property, and to servitude to the State by oppression in all that
touches her sacred power and spirit. . . .
Accordingly, under the admonition of the duty of Our Apostolic
office that, in the face of such audacity on the part of the enemies of
God, We should most vigilantly protect the dignity and honor of religion
and preserve the sacred rights of the Catholic Church, We by our
Apostolic authority denounce, condemn, and reject the Law for the
Separation of Church and State in the Portuguese Republic. This law
despises God and repudiates the Catholic faith; it annuls the treaties
solemnly made between Portugal and the Apostolic See, and violates the
law of nature and of her property; it oppresses the liberty of the
Church, and assails her divine Constitution; it injures and insults the
majesty of the Roman Pontificate, the order of Bishops, the Portuguese
clergy and people, and so the Catholics of the world. And
whilst We strenuously complain that such a law should have been made,
sanctioned, and published, We utter a solemn protest against those who
have had a part in it as authors or helpers, and, at the same time, We
proclaim and denounce as null and void, and to be so regarded, all that
the law has enacted against the inviolable rights of the Church. (Pope
Saint Pius X, Iamdudum, May 24, 1911.)
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI even prayed in the style of a Freemason before mixed audiences, sometimes refusing even to mention the Holy Name of Jesus or to make the Sign of the Cross--the very sign of the Most Holy Trinity before or after the prayer (although he did so silently upon entering the area where the ceremony was held), as was the case at "Ground Zero" in the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York, New York, on Sunday, April 20, 2008:
O God of love, compassion, and healing,
look on us, people of many different faiths and traditions,
who gather today at this site,
the scene of incredible violence and pain.
We ask you in your goodness
to give eternal light and peace
to all who died here—
the heroic first-responders:
our fire fighters, police officers,
emergency service workers, and Port Authority personnel,
along with all the innocent men and women
who were victims of this tragedy
simply because their work or service
brought them here on September 11, 2001.
We ask you, in your compassion
to bring healing to those
who, because of their presence here that day,
suffer from injuries and illness.
Heal, too, the pain of still-grieving families
and all who lost loved ones in this tragedy.
Give them strength to continue their lives with courage and hope.
We are mindful as well
of those who suffered death, injury, and loss
on the same day at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Our hearts are one with theirs
as our prayer embraces their pain and suffering.
God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world:
peace in the hearts of all men and women
and peace among the nations of the earth.
Turn to your way of love
those whose hearts and minds
are consumed with hatred.
God of understanding,
overwhelmed by the magnitude of this tragedy,
we seek your light and guidance
as we confront such terrible events.
Grant that those whose lives were spared
may live so that the lives lost here
may not have been lost in vain.
Comfort and console us,
strengthen us in hope,
and give us the wisdom and courage
to work tirelessly for a world
where true peace and love reign
among nations and in the hearts of all.
(Prayer during the visit to Ground Zero in New York, April 20, 2008.)
Catholics always pray in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. This, however, is not the mind of the conciliar "pontiffs," demonstrating that they are not of one mind and one heart with the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord
and Saviour Jesus Christ, or His Most Blessed Mother, who made the Sign
of the Cross with reverence in the Grotto of Massabielle near Lourdes,
France, or His foster-father, Saint Joseph, who blessed the crowds
assembled during the Miracle of the Sun with the Sign of the Cross.
Although there are many
examples of the conciliar "pontiffs" speaking to those who deny the
Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by asking
the blessing of "God" upon such people without invoking the Holy Name of
the Most Blessed Trinity, it might be useful to provide just a few
examples to provide readers with a "permanent record" that will be
readily accessible in the future to show to relatives and friends who
might be as prone at this time to do what I did for far, far too long:
to defend the indefensible by refusing to recognize apostasy when it is
right in front of their very faces.
The first example comes from Wojtyla/John Paul II's
visit to Kenya, most likely the birthplace of Barack Hussein Obama, in
1980. Wojtyla/John Paul II's address to Hindus expressed "respect" for
the "religious values embraced" by the followers of this false religion.
The presence here today of members of the Hindu
community gives me great pleasure. In visiting the people of Kenya, I am
happy to become acquainted with all those who live in this land and
have a part in the life of this nation.
Your own roots are found in the venerable history
of Asia, for which I have much respect and esteem. In greeting you I
willingly recall the fact that the Second Vatican Council, in its
Declaration “Nostra Aetate” manifested the fraternal attitude of the
whole Catholic Church to non-Christian religions. In this she showed her
task of fostering unity and love among individuals and nations and her
commitment to advance fellowship among all human beings. Special
reference in the document was made to Hinduism and to the religious
values embraced by its followers.
And today the Catholic Church is willingly associated with all her brethren in a dialogue on the mystery of man and the mystery of God. The
purpose of life, the nature of good, the path to happiness, the meaning
of death and the end of our human journey - all these truths form the
object of our common service of man in his many needs, and to the
promotion of his full human dignity.
And under the sign of this human dignity and brotherhood I greet you today with sincerity and fraternal love. (To the members of the Hindu community, Nairobi, Kenya, May 7, 1980.)
"sign of this human dignity and brotherhood I greet you today with
sincerity and fraternal love"? That's a little different than the Sign
of the Cross. The Catholic Church has nothing to "learn" from members of
a false religion about the "mystery of man and the mystery of God." She
has the totality of Divine Revelation and stands in no need of having
to enter in a "dialogue on the mystery of man and the mystery of God"
with people whom Saint Francis Xavier simply exhorted to convert
unconditionally to the true Faith.
Wojtyla/John Paul II's address
to Muslims in Ghana a day later was redolent of "respect" for this
false religion, which blasphemes Our Lord by denying His Sacred Divinity
and calling him but a mere "prophet," as he spoke in Judeo-Masonic
terms advancing the "great cause of human dignity be advanced through
our fraternal solidarity and friendship:"
At this time I wish to express my respect for the
Muslim representatives present here. Through you I send my cordial
greetings to the entire Muslim community throughout Ghana.
During my recent visit to Turkey I had the occasion
to speak special words of friendship for my Islamic brothers and
sisters. My words were the expression of a contact that was fostered by
the Second Vatican Council, and that found an important reference in the
memorable Message to Africa of Paul VI in 1967. On that occasion he
stated: "We also wish to express our esteem for all the followers of
Islam living in Africa, who have principles in common with Christianity,
which give us glad hope of an effective dialogue. Meanwhile, we express
our wish that Muslims and Christians live as neighbours mutual respect
will be constantly present in social life also, and common action to
promote the acceptance and the defence of man’s fundamental rights"
Yes, mutual respect based on mutual understanding
and directed to the joint service of humanity is a great contribution to
Hence today I renew my own sentiments of esteem and
those of the whole Catholic Church for the Muslims of Ghana and of all
Africa, praying that the Almighty and Merciful God will grant
peace and brotherhood to all the members of the human family. And may
the harmony of creation and the great cause of human dignity be advanced
through our fraternal solidarity and friendship. (To the Muslim Leaders of Ghana, Accra, May 8, 1980.)
No mention of the Most Holy
Trinity, Whose very existence was rejected by the violent false prophet
named Mohammed, in this address. Just an invitation that the "Almighty
and Merciful God will grant peace and brotherhood to all the members of
the human family." Ratzinger/Benedict spoke in similar terms during his
pilgrimage four years ago this month to Jordan and Israel, referring to a mosque in
Jordan as a "jewel" and the mosque of the Dome of Rock in Jerusalem as
"sacred," utter blasphemies in the sight of the Most Holy Trinity (see "When He Cometh, Shall He Find, Think You, Faith on Earth?"). Actions speak far louder than the worthless words of doctrinal, liturgical, moral and pastoral revolutionaries.
It was early in the false "pontificate" of the hideous, morally corrupt apostate by the name of Giovanni Montini/ Paul The Sick spoke as a card-carrying member of a Masonic lodge when he uttered these words at the United Masonic Nations Organization on October 4, 1965
The peoples of the earth turn to the United
Nations as the last hope of concord and peace. We presume to present here,
together with Our own, their tribute to honour and of hope. That is why
this moment is a great one for you also. We know that you are fully aware
of this. Now for the continuation of Our message. It looks entirely
towards the future. The edifice which you have constructed must never
collapse; it must be continually perfected and adapted to the needs which
the history of the world will present. You mark a stage in the development
of mankind; from now on retreat is impossible; you must go forward. (Giovanni Montini/Paul the Sick's Address to the United Nations, October 4, 1965.)
No, it is not Christ the King Who brings concord and peace through His true Church. The United Nations does so.
An infinite number of like examples have been provided over the years on this site. These have been provided to merely illustrate the simple fact that an occasional slap on the wrist condemning a conciliar presbyter who adheres formally to Freemasonry mean nothing as the conciliar "popes" and their "bishops" are the very embodiments of the Judeo-Masonic ethos.
This schizophrenia concerning a condemnation of the principles of Judeo-Masonry while at the same time embodying those principles in thought, speech and action is such that those in the counterfeit church of conciliarism can believe in Masonry and speak as Freemasons as long they do not join up with a Masonic lodge. Even with this, however, there is a big asterisk that must be added as numerous Catholics have belonged to Masonic lodges and have died in perfectly good standing in the structures of the conciliar church. A former friend of mine complained loud and long in the 1990s that the Arlington Catholic Herald provided favorable press to Catholics who had been accorded a "Mass of Christian Burial" in the Diocese of Arlington despite having died also as Freemasons and, at least in some cases, also received Masonic burial rites.
The actual praxis concerning Freemasonry in the counterfeit church of conciliarism does indeed come with a big, bold asterisk.
Revealing the Complexity of the Masonic-Conciliar Relationship in the United States of America
It was on March 19, 1996, that the now retired conciliar "bishop" of Lincoln, Nebraska, Fabian Bruskewitz, issued a decree excommunicating Catholics who belonged to various proscribed organizations. Among those organizations were the Society of Saint Pius X, Planned Parenthood, Call to Action,
Call to Action Nebraska, Hemlock Society, Freemasons,
Rainbow Girls and
Catholics for a Free Choice. Masons nationwide howled screams of protest after this "excommunication," crying foul as they cited the fact some conciliar "bishops" were at least privately supportive of Freemasonry. (See Extra Synodal Legislation of the Conciliar "Bishop" of Lincoln, Nebraska for the full decree. Also see Father Peter Scott's Letter to "Bishop" Bruskewitz that hailed the latter's actions against the other groups while pleading the Society of Saint Pius X's case.)
An article of this writer appeared in The Wanderer on July 11, 1996, to note the reaction in Judeo-Masonic circles to Bishop Bruskewitz's "extra synodal" legislation." Obviously, the article was written during my indulterer days and six years before I abandoned any attendance at the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service (and ten years before coming to accept and admit publicly the true state of the Church Militant on earth in this time of apostasy and betrayal). However, it does contain some interesting nuggets of how deeply ingrained the Masonic ethos was in the minds of at least a few American "bishops," who are, of course, creatures of the Masonic ethos of conciliarism that expresses itself in so many doctrinal, liturgical and pastoral ways.
Here is an excerpt from that article that focuses on the reaction of Masons to "Bishop" Bruskewitz's decree as found in the June, 1996, issue of Scottish Rite that had been sent to me by the courageous Mr. Gregory Morrow, of Chicago, Illinois, who died on May 18, 2003, at the age of eighty-three (see a tribute to him by a friend and colleague of his by clicking Greg Morrow didn't hide from evil).
Sovereign Grand Commander C. Fred Kleinknecht, a 33rd-degree Mason, rues the fact that Bishop Bruskewitz's actions might harm "the decades-long growth of understanding and mutual appreciation between the Roman Catholic Church and the Craft.... No other American bishop in recent history has issued a similar blanket call for excommunication. No doubt the 'medicinal situation' was triggered by widespread unrest in the Church and the attempts by many Catholics to construct a broader view of their faith than is provided by the Vatican and strict canon law."
Kleinknecht is attempting to give encouragement to those Catholics who dissent from the unchanging teaching of Jesus Christ. His references to the Catholic organizations which are included in the extra synodal legislation of the Diocese of Lincoln note that such groups "wish to promote a dialog on matters such as clerical celibacy, women in the priesthood, planned parenthood, and physicians helping terminally ill patients die." In other words, Kleinknecht is proving Bishop Bruskewitz's very point: that Masonry is dedicated to the undermining of the hierarchical nature of the Church and of the immutable truths received from Christ Himself which the Church, founded upon the Rock of St. Peter, the Pope, has always taught infallibly.
Kleinknecht notes that Shriners and the Knights of Columbus hold an annual spring dinner together, and he goes on to point out that the Church of Rome's "former" hostility to the "Craft" was based in her efforts to stop "nation-building" in such places as Italy, where the Mason Giuseppe Garibaldi fought the Church with all his power. "These antagonisms, however, are long past, and throughout the world there is greater understanding and appreciation between Roman Catholics and Freemasons," he asserts. . . .
Another 33rd-degree Mason, Warren D. Lichty, grand sword bearer in Lincoln, Neb., tries to rebut the argument made by Pope Leo XIII that Freemasonry is incompatible with Christianity, denying that Masonry is a religion or that it promotes relativism. But Lichty's own article proves that Masonry is relativistic, for it contends that one religious profession is as good as another. "I may sit in lodge with a Muslim Mason on one side, a Jewish Mason on the other side, and a Catholic Mason in front of me. Nevertheless, my religious faith is just as strong and firm as it has ever been. Lodge associations outside the Church do not affect one's faith other than to enhance it. There is nothing 'relativistic' about my faith."
Lichty betrays his own line of reasoning when he tries to explain why Masons direct their prayers to the "Great Architect of the Universe." "This is seen as being deistic or theistic. It is neither," he writes. "It is common politeness. Some of those Masons sitting around me call God by a different name. Does it make more sense not to pray and not to ask God's blessings on our work than to find a name to which we can all address our prayers without offense to any of us?" That, of course, begs the fundamental fact that Jesus Christ has professed Himself to be the Way, the truth, and the Life. What can be more relativistic than to assert that we can call God by a name other than that which He revealed to us while He walked the earth?
Lichty then tries to fit a square peg into a round hole, claiming that Catholic apologists have misinterpreted a book by Albert Pike, that Masonry is not a religion. What this Albert Pike meant to say, according to Lichty, was that Masonry is a religion of "a secular matter, a religion of toil, of doing one's job with integrity, of working with friends, and of having sympathy with those who suffer and mourn, relief for those in want, etc." But Masonry does have its own rites, its own form of worship. It is dedicated to the very goals outlined by Pope Leo XIII in Humanum Genus.
In a twist of logic so convoluted as to defy complete comprehension, Lichty goes on to use the "authority" of the very author, William Whalen, whose critique of Pike so enraged him. Referring to Whalen, Lichty asserts that Bishop Bruskewitz did something which not even a Catholic authority on Masonry had recommended. The bishop of Lincoln, in Lichty's mind, is bound to observe the opinions of a lay author, not to exercise the apostolic mandate that was given to him by Pope John Paul II at the time of his appointment. That certainly proves Kleinknecht's point that there is an increased level of understanding between Catholics and Freemasons, doesn't it?
Of special interest, however, is an article authored by an Old Catholic Church priest named Charles Maier. He tried to join the Roman Catholic Church in 1980 when the Vatican permitted priests of the Anglican Church and the Old Catholic Church to apply for reception as Catholics. "After interviews and investigation, a call was received from a prominent archbishop who was going to send our papers to Rome. He mentioned that there was only one matter to be resolved, and he reminded me of the canon covering Freemasonry and the Catholic clergy. He said, 'Fr. Maier, I will not ask you to resign from Masonry. If it were possible, I would probably be a Mason myself.' Then came an emotional story of how, as a child, his legs had been misformed. His father, an Army officer, took him to a Shrine hospital. There, he received the use of his legs. He suggested that we pray about this decision, my remaining in or leaving Freemasonry, and he promised he would pray for us. We called the next day, and as a true pastor, "he gave us his blessing for continued service in the Old Catholic Church and the Masonic Lodge."
Assuming that this is true, which I have no reason to doubt, then those in the Holy See who understand the dangers of the influence of Freemasonry upon the hierarchy in this country need to conduct a thorough investigation. For psychologist Joseph Wicker, who screens candidates for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, was until 1991 a worshipful master of Mt. Washington Masonic Lodge 642. Ray George, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, told The Mt. Washington Press on May 8th, 1991, that he did not think that Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk was aware of this fact, but "personally I don't see where that would be a conflict." George told The Wanderer that Dr. Wicker stopped his adherence to Masonry in 1991 and is now a practicing Catholic. That Dr. Wicker's association with Masonry did not end until after it was disclosed publicly five years ago is troubling. And there are many instances of high-ranking, well-known Masons being buried as Catholics in good standing. (Thomas A. Droleskey, "Masons Make the Church's Case Against Them," The Wanderer, July 11, 1996.)
As noted in the article, which was, of course, written as an enthusiast for "Bishop" Bruskewitz and the conciliar authorities in the Vatican who wanted to "clamp down" on Freemasonry, Freemasons and the Knights of Columbus hold annual joint picnics in a number of places around the United States of America, including in Staten Island, New York, which is located within the boundaries of Timothy Michael Dolan's Archdiocese of New York:
Masons - Knights Brotherhood Dinner Held annually for
40 years at a Staten Island catering Hall, members of Masonic Lodges and
the Knights of Columbus meet for an evening of good food, fellowship
and interesting dialogue. The Knights and Masons alternate in
sponsorship. (RMA District Events. It appears that this link no longer work. Very interesting.)
Saint Paul the Apostle had just a little to say about "fellowship" with those whose god is the devil:
Bear not the yoke with
unbelievers. For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what
fellowship hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with
Belial? Or what part hath the faithful with the unbeliever?
And what agreement hath the temple of God with
idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God saith: I will
dwell in them, and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they
shall be my people. Wherefore, Go out from among them, and be ye
separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing: And I will
receive you; and I will be a Father to you; and you shall be my sons and
daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Cor. 6: 14-18.)
Quoting Saint John the Evangelist, Bishop George Hay emphasized this point over two hundred years ago now:
Lastly, the beloved disciple
St. John renews the same command in the strongest terms, and adds
another reason, which regards all without exception, and especially
those who are best instructed in their duty: "Look to
yourselves", says he, "that ye lose not the things that ye have wrought,
but that you may receive a full reward. Whosoever revolteth, and
continueth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that
continueth in the doctrine the same hath both the Father and the Son. If
any man come to you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into
your house, nor say to him, God speed you: for he that saith to him, God
speed you, communicateth with his wicked works". (2 John, ver. 8)
Here, then, it is manifest, that all fellowship with those who have not the doctrine of Jesus Christ, which is "a
communication in their evil works" — that is, in their false tenets, or
worship, or in any act of religion — is strictly forbidden, under pain
of losing the "things we have wrought, the reward of our labors, the
salvation of our souls". And if this holy apostle declares that the very
saying God speed to such people is a communication with their wicked
works, what would he have said of going to their places of worship, of
hearing their sermons, joining in their prayers, or the like?
From this passage the learned translators of the Rheims New Testament, in their note, justly observe, "That,
in matters of religion, in praying, hearing their sermons, presence at
their service, partaking of their sacraments, and all other
communicating with them in spiritual things, it is a great and damnable
sin to deal with them." And if this be the case with all in general, how
much more with those who are well instructed and better versed in their
religion than others? For their doing any of these things must be a
much greater crime than in ignorant people, because they know their duty
better. (Bishop George Hay, The Laws of God Forbidding All Communication in Religion With Those of a False Religion.)
Then again, the counterfeit church of conciliarism is in league with the devil, which is why the likes Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis can consider a Lutheran to be his favorite "exorcist" (see Novus Ordo Watch Wire) even though the devil himself told a group of Calvinist "exorcists" that he was the author of the prayers they were using to expel him from the soul of Nicola Aubrey in 1566:
As the strange circumstances of Nicola's
possession became known everywhere, several Calvinist preachers came
with their followers, to "expose this popish cheat," as they said. On
their entrance, the devil saluted them mockingly, called them by name,
and told them that they had come in obedience to him. One of
the preachers took his Protestant prayer book, and began to read it with
a very solemn face. The devil laughed at him, and putting on a most
comical look, he said: "Ho! Ho! My good friend; do you intend to expel me with your prayers and hymns? Do you think that they will cause me any pain? Don't you know that they are mine? I helped to compose them!"
"I will expel thee in the name of God," said the preacher, solemnly.
"You!" said the devil mockingly. "You will not expel me either in the name of God, or in the name of the devil. Did you ever hear of one devil driving out another?"
"I am not a devil," said the preacher, angrily, "I am a servant of Christ."
"A servant of Christ, indeed!" said Satan, with a sneer. "What! I tell you, you are worse than I am. I believe, and you do not want to believe. Do you suppose that you can expel me from the body of this miserable wretch? Ha! Go first and expel all the devils that are in your own heart!"
The preacher took his leave, somewhat
discomfited. On going away, he said, turning up the whites of his eyes,
"O Lord, I pray thee, assist this poor creature!"
"And I pray Lucifer," cried the evil spirit, "that he may never leave you, but may always keep you firmly in his power, as he does now. Go about your business, now. You are all mine, and I am your master." (Father Michael Muller,
C.SS.R., Exorcism of Nicola Aubrey.)
What does Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, who speaks and acts just as much as Freemason as his predecessors in the "Petrine Ministry" of counterfeit church of conciliarism, think about Masonic-related organizations? Ah, just be patient. You will get the answer to that in due course.
Defrocked in France, Not in Brazil
Contrary to the action taken by conciliar authorities against "Father" Pascal Vesin in France, the conciliar-Masonic relationship appears to be downright warm and fuzzy in Brazil:
On June 25, 2009, Bishop Lelis Lara of Itabira, State of Minas Gerais, gave a lecture in the Masonic Lodge of that city. Bishop Lara, above center standing, is also a canon law counselor to the Brazilian Conference of Bishops. The speech, open to the public, was about the relations between the Catholic Church and Masonry.
Lara said that he was there in the wake of Vatican II's openness to the modern world, and that it was this new attitude that made the Church change her severe laws against Freemasonry. Indeed, he mentioned that in the 1917 Code of Canon Law, canon 2335 forbade any Catholic to enter Masonry with the penalty of automatic excommunication. After Vatican II, however, the 1983 Code in its canon 1374 did away with that excommunication and does not even name Masonry when it generically tells Catholics not to enter associations that "plot against the Church."
Bishop Lara pretends that we need to distinguish between two Freemasonries, one practical and another philosophical. According to him, only the latter - and then only after 1877 - was against God. Before that date, both Masonries were good and would honor the Great Architect of the Universe, God. Today, at least the practical Masonry continues to be so. As a consequence, Catholics should live like brothers with Freemasons in order to fulfill the promise of Jesus Christ that all men be one.
Justifying his visit to a Masonic Lodge, Lara mentioned two precedents that took place in Brazil: on Christmas 1975, Card. Avelar Brandão Vilela of Salvador, Bahia, said a Mass in the local Masonic Temple; on that occasion he received a Masonic decoration. In 1976, Card. Paulo Evaristo Arns of São Paulo did the same in his city.
To commemorate Bishop Lara's talk, the Grand Master of the local Lodge offered him a bronze plaque. (Brazilian Apostate Lelis Lara gives a talk at a Masonic Hall.)
Why should not "Father" Geraldo Magela Silva stage a Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo liturgy to honor Freemasons. After all, the liturgical travesty itself was planned by man who was suspected of being a Freemason, Annibale Bugnini. The Novus Ordo travesty is Masonic and Protestant of its very Modernist nature.
Ah, I see.
"Bishop" Lelis Lara and "Father" Geraldo Magela Silva merely honored Freemasonry without becoming members. I guess that makes all of the difference in the world of contradiction in which the conciliar apostates live and move and have their very being.
A Freemason in Maryland commented favorably on the celebrations of Freemasonry in Brazil by conciliar "bishops" and presbyters:
On August 25th I saw the blog post from Musings of a Pertinacious Papist.
He posted this photo with the comments: “Does this require a comment,
or is it just beyond weird, like Black Panthers relaxing at High Tea
with the KKK?” The Photos were taken from the posting on fratresinunum.com Originally in Portuguese, so you will need to use google translate to view the page.
Personally, I believe from my study of Catholicism and history
that there is nothing inherently contradictory between freemasonry and
the Catholic Church. In fact, the obligations a Freemason must make are
actually doctrinally conducive to the Catholic faith.
Today, Lodges in europe and latin america are largely made up of Catholic members. For that matter, I know several Seattle Masons at our lodge that are also catholic. (Catholic Masons - Queen Anne Masonic Lodge.)
No, the "defrocking" of layman Pascal Vesin by the conciliar apostates does not mean that there is going to be any end to travesties such as those described and pictured above. It's all right in the conciliar world to honor Freemasonry and to be chummy with the brothers at the lodge. One must be careful, of course, about "joining up" as that is still frowned upon, well, at least for now.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio and the White Masons
It turns out that Jorge Mario Bergoglio is himself an "honorary" member of a "white Masonic" organization, Rotary International. Here is the scoop on this as found on on Society of Saint Pius X-related website:
There is a connection between the Pope Francis and the masonic orientated Rotary Club. Pope Francis, while he was still Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, was named an honorary member of the Rotary Club in Buenos Aires and received the 2005 Silver Laurel Award of the club as "Person of the Year".
The Rotary Club began its existence at the start of the 20th century. Rotary International (also known as the Rotary Club) is an international service organization, whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. It is a secular organization open to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are over 34,000 clubs and over 1.2 million members worldwide. The members of Rotary Clubs are known as Rotarians.
For a long time Rome held that the Rotary Club was connected to the Freemasons, being a milder version of it. According to the well-known work by the Fr. E. Cahill, S.J., Freemasonry and the Anti-Christian Movement, the Holy See, in a decision issued on February 4, 1929, by the Sacred Congregation of the Consistory, declared that it was undesirable (non expedite) for bishops and other ecclesiastical superiors to allow the priests subject to them to become members of the Rotary Club, or to take part in its meetings. The Osservatore Romano, in an authorized article, enumerates three main reasons for the decision of the Congregation, viz.: (1) the Masonic origin of the Rotary Club, (2) its proven hostility to the Church and (3) its moral code, "which, in almost every particular, resembles that of Freemasonry."
Concerning the proper interpretation of the words above, non expedite, the Congregation of the Holy Office indicated that these words, as used by the Sacred Penitentiary, in 1886, imply a prohibition. According to the Revue Internationale des Societes Secretes (November 22, 1931, p. 1188), Harris, the founder of Rotary Club, was a Mason, as were also his first associates.
Cardinal Segura, Archbishop of Toledo, Spain, in a Pastoral Letter, on January 21, 1929, wrote: "The Rotary Club professes laicity arid universal religious indifference . . . It is, in appearance, commercial, philanthropic, international, neutral, but always laical. Thus, it hides its real mentality which denies true morality and true religion, and puts in their place a morality and a religion which are not those of Jesus Christ. Consequently, the faithful should not join associations of this kind."
His Eminence Cardinal Andrieu, Archbishop of Bordeaux, expressed entire agreement with the Spanish Hierarchy on June 15, 1929; and the Catholic Hierarchy in Holland on July 12, 1930, after dealing with the character of the Rotary Club, said, "Hence, the Rotary Club is one of the associations which Catholics must avoid."
The Rev. Denis Fahey, C.S.Sp., in his masterly work, The Mystical Body of Christ in the Modern World (Dublin, Browne and Nolan, Ltd.) says: "Certainly the Rotary Club is not looked upon with favor by the Catholic Church. When we learn of a Masonic lodge being opened in London, exclusively for Rotarians, and when we recall the means employed by Masonry to secure and maintain control of neutral and naturalistic societies, into which you Masons are admitted, that attitude is not likely to change. The action of the assembled Rotarians of Mexico in sending a telegram of congratulation to Calks, the persecutor of the Catholic Church in that country, to assure him of their resolution to co-operate with his Government, as far as lay in their power, will confirm it."
In Germany, in recent years, numerous representatives of the Catholic and Protestant churches have received the Honorary Membership in the Rotary Club. This includes Cardinal Karl Lehmann, Bishop of Mainz, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, Heinz Josef Algermissen, bishop of Fulda, and Johannes Friedrich, former bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria. While we are on the subject, the number of higher clergy in Rome, who have joined Masonic Lodges at this point in time, is not a small number by any means! Bishop Fellay, in 1999, said he had it on good authority that there were at least four Masonic lodges in the Vatican, dedicated for the higher clergy alone! Is this a new Conciliar Catholic policy of “If you can’t beat 'em, join 'em”? (Liberalism of Francis the Talking Apostate.)
Do you think that Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis has changed in the past eight years since receiving his award from the Rotary Club of Buenos Aires?
Remember, he has condemned the "no church" of "yesterday" in favor of the "yes church" of today (see Francis Takes Us To Ding Dong School Of Apostasy). The "yes church" never says "no" to honoring men of "good will" or receiving honors from them in order to "build bridges" of "fellowship" in "mutual dialogue."
Everything is farce and self-caricature in the counterfeit church of conciliarism.
Masonry and Its Entire Spirit Stand Condemned
Everything about Judeo-Masonry stands condemned by the Catholic Church without any distinction between membership and its overall philosophy, something that Pope Leo XIII made clear in Humanum Genus, April 20, 1884:
For, from what We have above most clearly shown, that which is their
ultimate purpose forces itself into view -- namely, the utter overthrow
of that whole religious and political order of the world which the
Christian teaching has produced, and the substitution of a new state of
things in accordance with their ideas, of which the foundations and laws
shall be drawn from mere naturalism.
What We have said, and are about to say, must be
understood of the sect of the Freemasons taken generically, and in so
far as it comprises the associations kindred to it and confederated with
it, but not of the individual members of them. There may be persons
amongst these, and not a few who, although not free from the guilt of
having entangled themselves in such associations, yet are neither
themselves partners in their criminal acts nor aware of the ultimate
object which they are endeavoring to attain. In the same way, some of
the affiliated societies, perhaps, by no means approve of the extreme
conclusions which they would, if consistent, embrace as necessarily
following from their common principles, did not their very foulness
strike them with horror. Some of these, again, are led by circumstances
of times and places either to aim at smaller things than the others
usually attempt or than they themselves would wish to attempt. They
are not, however, for this reason, to be reckoned as alien to the
masonic federation; for the masonic federation is to be judged not so
much by the things which it has done, or brought to completion, as by
the sum of its pronounced opinions.
(Pope Leo XIII, Humanum Genus, April 20, 1884.)
Father Denis Fahey explained the pernicious influence of the religious indifferentism and Pelagianism of Judeo-Masonry in The Mystical Body of Christ in the Modern World as follows:
We can thus easily see that the entrance
of Christianity into the world has meant two things. Primarily and
principally, it has meant the constitution of a supernatural society,
the Mystical Body of Christ, absolutely transcending every natural
development of culture and civilisation. Secondly, it has had as result
that this supernatural society, the Catholic Church, began to exercise a
profound influence upon culture and civilisation and modified in a
far-reaching way the existing temporal or natural social order. The
indirect power of the Church over temporal affairs, whenever the
interests of the divine life of souls are involved, presupposes, of
course, a clear distinction of nature between the ecclesiastical
authority, charged with the care of divine things, and the civil
authority, whose mission is concerned with purely temporal matters. In
proportion as the Mystical Body of Christ was accepted by mankind,
political and economic thought and action began to respect the
jurisdiction and guidance of the Catholic Church, endowed, as she is,
with the right of intervention in temporal affairs whenever necessary,
because of her participation in the spiritual kingship of Christ. Thus
the natural or temporal common good of states came to be sought in a
manner calculated to favour the development of true personality, in and
through the Mystical Body of Christ, and social life came more and more
under the influence of the supreme end of man, the vision of God in the
three divine Persons.
Accordingly, the divine plan
for order in our fallen and redeemed world comprises, primarily, the
supernatural social organism of the Catholic Church, and then,
secondarily, the temporal or natural social order resulting from the
influence of Catholic doctrine on politics and economics and from the
embodiment of that influence in social institutions. From the birth of
the Catholic Church on Calvary and the solemn promulgation of her
mission at the first Pentecost, the Kingdom of God in its essence has
been present in the world. As a result of the gradual acceptance of the
role of the Church by the temporal representatives of Christ the King,
the social institutions of states and nations became deeply permeated
with the influence of the supernatural life of Christ. Then, and only
then, could the Kingdom of God in its integrity or the rule of Christ
the King in its integrity, be said to exist. The Kingdom of God or the
rule of Christ the King is present in its integrity only in so far as
the whole social life of states, political and economic, is permeated
with the influence of the Church. To put it in other terms, Christ fully
reigns only when the programme for which He died is accepted as the one
true way to peace and order in the world, and social structures in
harmony with it are evolved.
The Kingdom of God in its
essence is always with us, but the influence of the Church on politics
and economics, in other words, the extension of the Kingdom of God in
its integrity, has varied with the centuries. Broadly speaking, the
thirteenth century has been, so far, the high water mark of that
influence. Since then, until recently, there has been steady decay. No
particular temporal social order, of course, will ever realise all that
the Church is capable of giving to the world. Each of them will be
defective for several reasons.
First of all, the action of the
Church, welcomed by some Catholics, will be opposed by the ignorance,
incapacity and perversity of others.
Secondly, even if all Catholics
did accept fully, they could only reflect some of the beauty of the
Gospel as the saints reflected some of the infinitely imitable holiness
Thirdly, there would still
remain the vast number of non-Catholics to be won for Christ and have
their social life organised under His rule. It is towards this latter
goal that every generation of Catholics is called upon to work. The aim
is not, needless to say, to bring back the Middle Ages, for the river of
time does not turn back in its course, but the aim is to impregnate a
new epoch with the divine principles of order so firmly grasped in the
thirteenth century. The result of the so-called Reformation and
the French Revolution has been to obscure the rights of God proclaimed
by our Lord Jesus Christ and to diffuse naturalism.
consists in the negation of the possibility of the elevation of our
nature to the supernatural life and order, or more radically still, in
the negation of the very existence of that life and order. In our day
owing to the progress of the anti-Christian revolt, the more radical
meaning has become common. Naturalism may be defined therefore
as the attitude of mind which denies the reality of the divine life of
grace and of our Fall therefrom by original sin. It rejects our
consequent liability to revolt against the order of the divine life,
when this life has been restored to us by our membership of Christ, and
maintains that all social life should be organized on the basis of that
denial. We must combat that mentality and proclaim the rights of God.
Encyclical letter on Freemasonry, Pope Leo XIII teaches authoritatively:
“From what we have already set forth, it is indisputably evident that
their [the Freemasons’] ultimate aim is to uproot completely the whole
religious and political order of the world, which has been brought into
existence by Christianity, and to replace it by another in harmony with
their way of thinking. This will mean that the foundation and the laws
of the new structure of society will be drawn from pure naturalism.”
Now, it is historically certain that the Declaration of the Rights of
Man had been conceived and elaborated in the Masonic lodges before it
was presented to the States-General of France. Accordingly, the
infamous Declaration, a naturalistic or anti-supernatural document, is
in reality a declaration of war on membership of Christ and on the whole
structure of society based on that supernatural dignity. The same
naturalistic hostility to membership of Christ and the supernatural life
of grace runs through all the documents concerning human rights drawn
up under the influence of the organised forces that were responsible for
the Declaration of 1789. That is the real struggle going on in the
world, and in it every member of Christ is called upon to play his or
her part. There can be no neutrality. “He that is not with me is against
me ” (St. Matthew XII, 30.) (Father Denis Fahey, The Mystical Body of Christ in the Modern World.)
Father Fahey also noted the following about the Rotary International about which Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis is so accepting:
His Excellency Right Rev. Antonio Garcia, Bishop of Tuy, one of the signatories of the Collective Letter of the Spanish Hierarchy of July 1st 1937, has summed up in striking language the essential features of the present struggle in the world. He had a splendid opportunity of seeing the Spanish phase of it. Mgr. Garcia writes as follows: “It is evident that the present conflict is one of the most terrible wars waged by Antichrist, that is, by Judaism, against the Catholic Church and against Christ. And at this crisis in the history of the world, Jewry uses two formidable armies: one secret, namely that of Freemasonry; the other, open and avowed, with hands dripping with blood, that of the Communists and all the other associated bodies, Anarchists, Anarcho-Syndicalists, Socialists, as well as the auxiliary forces, Rotary, and Leagues of Benefaction . . . in which are preached the exclusion of Christ, of His morality and of His doctrine, or in which one hears at least that abstraction is made of such, as if Jesus Christ had not clearly declared: ‘He that is not with me is against me.’”
A writer who sees in a study of the consequences of the Jewish nation’s naturalism merely a series of fantastic statements about a supposed Jewish conspiracy has not grasped either the unity of the divine plan or the meaning of the Kingship of Christ. The Jews do work with abnormal secrecy, and in the Masonic society they certainly have a powerful secret auxiliary force working for naturalism, along with open and avowed auxiliary forces of Communists, Anarchists, etc. But it is a fact patent for all to see, that, in the world as it exists, the Jews, as an organised nation, refuse to accept Him Who is the Cornerstone of the building and the Foundation of right order, and look forward to a messianic era to be ushered in by another messias. Do they not proclaim this from the house tops? Klausner, Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in his book, Jesus of Nazareth, writes as follows: “What is Jesus to the Jewish nation at the present day? To the Jewish nation he can be neither God nor the Son of God, in the sense conveyed by belief in the Trinity. Either conception is to the Jew not only impious and blasphemous, but incomprehensible. Neither can he, to the Jewish nation, be the Messiah: the kingdom of Heaven (the ‘Days of the Messiah’) is not yet come . . . [The ethical code of Jesus] is no ethical code for the nations and social order of today, when men are still trying to find the way to that future of the Messiah and the Prophets, and to the ‘kingdom of the Almighty’ spoken of by the Talmud, an ideal which is of this ‘world’ and which, gradually and in the course of generations, is to take shape in this world.” A critic may point out that the attack on Christianity by immoral art and by unbelief would continue without Jews in the world. It is quite true that, even if the Jews were to disappear utterly, there would still be original sin in the world and consequently forces of revolt working for naturalism, under the leadership of Satan, whose whole being is in revolt against the supernatural life of grace. What must be insisted upon, however, is that in that hypothesis, the best organised visible force, the one with the greatest cohesion and dynamic energy, would be withdrawn from the naturalist camp. (Father Denis Fahey, The Kingship of Christ and the Conversion of the Jewish Nation.)
Father Edward Cahill, S.J., explained the dangers of "White Masons" as follows in The Framework of the Christian State:
Imperfect Freemasonry.--What is usually known (among non-Masonic writers) as Imperfect Freemasonry, includes numerous secret and other societies mostly founded and controlled by Freemasons and modelled in large part upon the Masonic system. The object of these quasi-Masonic societies is partly to reach special classes which Freemasonry itself cannot reach and partly to concentrate upon some special item or aspect of the Masonic programme.
Familiar expressions of Imperfect Freemasonry are the Orange Society, Adoptive Masonry or Co-Masonry (which admits women), the American Protective Association (A.P.A.), the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Loyal Order of the Buffaloes, the Loyal Order of the Moose of the World, the International Socialist Organisations (l'Internationale), the Theosophical Association, some of the Feminist associations, the League of Instruction, etc. These associations form in fact the real strength and fighting army of Freemasonry, which is truly said to have its most numerous and efficient supporters outside its own body.
White Masonry.--Another type of Imperfect Freemasonry is what is sometimes called White Masonry. The term is applied (again by non-Masonic writers) to the numerous associations that have sprung up in modern times (and still continue to multiply) ostensibly for the promotion of objects good in themselves, or at least not unlawful but which, owing to their character or practical tendencies, are utilised to promote Masonic ideals, such as secularism, indifferentism to religion, and false internationalism. Among such associations may be mentioned The Rotary International, the Esperanto Association, the Friends of Israel, many associations of Journalists, Doctors, Jurists, etc., which are organised by Freemasons for the Masonic interpenetration of Christian society. (Father Edward Cahill, S.J., The Framework of the Christian State, republished by Roman Catholic Books, p. 238.)
Concilairism's reconciliation with and embrace of the very anti-Incarnational principles of Judeo-Masonry as the foundation of the Modern civil state and the means to achieve "peace among nations" make the counterfeit church of conciliarism a perfect ally for the Synagogue Rising. Efforts to disciple Catholics who are formal members of Masonic lodges are thus completely laughable on their face.
Falsehoods, whether uttered with sincerity by
confused people or in calculated manner by those who are insincere, are
never the foundation of any kind of "reform." Those who think that the new "Petrine Minister" is doing anything other than reaffirming every little bit about the conciliar revolution to which he has dedicated his entire adult life is not thinking clearly, something that will be pointed out again briefly in one of the two articles slated for publication tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene de Pazzi.
No, "we" are not going to resolve this crisis. That
task has been entrusted by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to
the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother.
We can aid in the work of the fulfillment of
Our Lady's Fatima Message by making reparation for our sins and those of
the whole world, being mindful of the fact that our sins caused her
Divine Son to suffer unspeakable horrors in His Sacred Humanity during
His Passion and Death and that they caused her, our Co-Redemptrix,
Mediatrix and Advocate, to suffer those Seven Swords of Sorrow to be
thrust through and through her Immaculate Heart. Each Rosary of
reparation we pray can help to bring about the Triumph of the Immaculate
Heart of Mary. Don't ever doubt this fact at all, my friends.
Let us resolve to stand by the foot of the
Holy Cross each day with Our Lady, who is present mystically at every
offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Let us resolve once and for
all to leave all contact with conciliarism.
be committed to the simple truth that we must make
no concessions to the errors of Modernity in the world or Modernism as they are
institutionalized in the counterfeit church of conciliarism.
And let us take heart, yes, once again, from this words of Pope Pius XI, contained in Quas Primas, December 11, 1925:
We may well admire in this the admirable
wisdom of the Providence of God, who, ever bringing good out of evil,
has from time to time suffered the faith and piety of men to grow weak,
and allowed Catholic truth to be attacked by false doctrines, but always
with the result that truth has afterwards shone out with greater
splendor, and that men's faith, aroused from its lethargy, has shown
itself more vigorous than before. (Pope Pius XI, Quas Primas, December 11, 1925.)
No prayer we offer, no
sacrifice we make, no daily chore we do for the greater honor and glory
and love of the Most Holy Trinity is wasted if we offer it up to Him
through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
May we be willing to suffer--and suffer
much--for each of God's Holy Truths that are contained in the
Deposit of Faith as His consecrated slaves through His Most Blessed
Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, Patron of Departing Souls, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Andrew the Apostle, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Augustine of Canterbury, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?